A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail plea of former municipal councillor from the Congress Ishrat Jahan, who was arrested in connection with the violence in north-east Delhi over the amended citizenship law.
Additional Sessions judge Naveen Gupta rejected Jahan’s bail plea who was arrested on Wednesday. Jahan was protesting at Delhi’s Khureji Khas against the Citizenship Amendment Act since January 13.
The allegations against Ishrat Jahan include pelting of stones at police personnel.
However, the counsel of Ishrat submitted that the peaceful protest against CAA was going on for 49 days and no complaint of any criminal activity had been moved against the protesters. It is their fundamental right to protest and register their dissent.
Judge Gupta while denying the bail said, “The Charges are serious in nature when the protectors of law are targeted in the manner as reflected in present FIR and too, in the gaze of general public, such actions lower the public confidence in the ability of police officers to do their duty.”